Size: 5.25 x 8.00 in
Missi Jennings has no family, with the exception of her cold, critical mother, who makes her feel like a perpetual disappointment. She muddles through life in Washington, D.C. despondent, yet unmotivated to do anything about it. When a horrific accident on a Downtown street leaves Missi shaken, numb, and wealthy beyond her wildest imagination, it also becomes a catalyst for unthinkable change, launching her on a journey to a place completely foreign to her—rural Mississippi. The cynical, solitary city girl must confront a lifetime of lies created by the woman she always knew to be her mother and contend with a large, loud, extended family she had no idea existed. Missi's fortitude is tested by strange new surroundings and a cantankerous grandfather, but it is a child-like woman with Down syndrome, with whom Missi shares an unbreakable bond, who changes her the most. Buying the Farm is a poignant story about loss, gain, and both the joy and pain that come from being a part of a family.
Kathy Carter on Goodreads wrote:
Praise for Kimberly Conn
"Tender characters and exciting plot twists create an enjoyable romp through one girl's newfound Southern roots." -Kirkus Reviews
"Kimberly Conn hooked me on Buying the Farm from beginning to end." -Judge, Writer's Digest 21st Annual Self-Published Book Awards
"Conn delivers excellent prose and some sharp characterizations, and handles her character with Down Syndrome with particular sensitivity and grace." -Judge, Writer's Digest Self-Published e-Book Awards
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I loved this book and all the characters seem so real I wanted the book to go on and on. This story grabs you from the beginning with something unexpected and from there you just hold on tight and enjoy the story. I hope it's the first of many stories from Kimberly Conn. It would make a great movie.